South Kansas Symphony

The South Kansas Symphony and the Southwestern College Pre-College String Ensembles are non-profit groups funded by Southwestern College and by the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors. Contributions also come from alumni, friends, and ticket sales. 

SKS LogoThe South Kansas Symphony strives to provide musical memories for our audience with a variety of music for all ages. Talented musicians drawn from the collegiate and public communities enrich the ensemble. In addition, we hope the new acoustically-crafted Richardson Performing Arts Center and Callison Stage transport your listening experience to another level.

The Southwestern College Pre-College String Ensembles (formerly the Southwestern College Youth Symphony) is a unique program that serves dual purposes: (a) It develops chamber music skills in students, fostering independence, confidence, and musicality; and (b) it provides a lab experience for Southwestern students in which teaching and secondary instrument skills can be practiced.

2022-2023 South Kansas Symphony Season

Symphosaurus (Halloween Pops Concert) – October 23, 2022, 3:00pm

Winterfest – December 4, 2022, 3:00pm

Eau de Musique – March 5, 2023, 3:00pm

Chamber Gala – March 26, 2023, 3:00pm, The Barns at Timber Creek

Voices of Spring – April 30, 2023, 3:00pm
2023 Concerto Competition Winners, Guest Artists

Celebrate Winfield! – May 6, 2023, 7:00pm, Island Park Performance Venue

Spring Fling – May 13, 2023, 5:00pm
Side-by-Side concert with Winfield High School Orchestra

2022-2023 SC Pre-College String Ensemble Season

Winter Concert – December 11, 2022, 3:00pm

Spring Concert – April 23, 2023, 3:00pm

2023 Concerto Competition

The South Kansas Symphony 2023 Concerto Competition will take place on March 11, 2023. There are two divisions. Senior Division is open to all current Southwestern College students. Junior Division is open to 12 to 18-year-old musicians from Kansas and Oklahoma and past attendees of the Summer Music Festival. It is open to all instruments and voice.

Senior Division

Senior Division is open to all current Southwestern College students.

  • 1st Prize – Solo performance with the South Kansas Symphony (April 30, 2023) + $300 award
  • 2nd Prize - $150 award

Junior Division

Junior Division is open to 12 to 18-year-old musicians from Kansas and Oklahoma and past attendees of the Summer Music Festival.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023. Entry fee is $25.00. The competition will be held at Southwestern College. The 2023 Concerto Competition Application form needs to be filled out and turned in by this deadline. 

Concerto Competition Application

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